A collaborative response to equitable food access during COVID-19

Building from Mass in Motion practices

  • Kim Etingoff Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Jessica del Rosario Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Keywords: Mass in Motion, Food Access, Local Policy, Systems Change, Equity, Chronic Disease, Multisector Partnership, COVID-19, Pandemic

Abstract

The Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership initiative at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides local capacity to implement proven policies and practices creating environments supportive of healthy living, including food access efforts. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mass in Motion has offered a crucial approach and infrastructure to address local food access needs exacerbated by the pandemic. The core components of Mass in Motion and its resulting impacts demonstrate a best practice approach to responding to immediate food access needs while leveraging long-term sustainable solutions.

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Author Biographies

Kim Etingoff, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Mass in Motion Program Coordinator

Jessica del Rosario, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Director of Community Initiatives, Bureau of Community Health and Prevention

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Published
2021-01-22
How to Cite
Etingoff, K., & del Rosario, J. (2021). A collaborative response to equitable food access during COVID-19: Building from Mass in Motion practices. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(2), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2021.102.005
Section
Commentaries on COVID-19 and the Food System